Stimulation of ethylene production in tomato tissue by propionic Acid.

Abstract

Propionic acid (10(-3)m) increases ethylene production by about 30 to 60% in tissue from green and half-ripe tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. var. Homestead) but does not increase ethylene production in tissue from ripe fruit. Stimulation is not due to the conversion of propionic acid to ethylene but appears to be secondary in nature and to operate… (More)

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